Incoming class analysis: Part II

It seems counterintuitive that Miami's most geographically diverse incoming class in recent decades is seeming to bond quicker than most. But with four of the incoming freshmen coming from the same USHL squad and others having ties to returning players, the 2022-23 RedHawks already appear to have the jelling thing covered despite not having played … Continue reading Incoming class analysis: Part II

NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

North Dakota appeared poised for another NCAA title run last season after tying for first place in the NCHC with 53 points thanks to a late seven-game winning streak. UND swept Colorado College in the first round of the conference tournament, but the Fighting Hawks fell to Western Michigan in the Frozen Faceoff semifinal and … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

Incoming class analysis: Part I

Associate head coach Barry Schutte said offense was the emphasis in piecing together this fall's 10-player, first-year class, and Miami has brought in six freshman up front that all have major points-producing potential. Barry Schutte (Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). “Our forward depth has not been good enough, our skill has not been good enough, and we wanted … Continue reading Incoming class analysis: Part I

NCHC snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

Amazingly, Minn.-Duluth had advanced to the Frozen Four four straight seasons, but the Bulldogs saw that streak snapped this spring in the NCAA quarterfinal round, when Denver knocked them out on a goal with six minutes left. UMD has simply been the best team in Division I the past eight years, winning 15 NCAA Tournament … Continue reading NCHC snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

NCHC Snapshot: Denver

In his fourth season at the helm, David Carle's Pioneers routed Minnesota State in the NCAA title game to earn their ninth Division I championship. Denver pounded Miami in a best-of-3 on home ice to open the NCHC Tournament, lost in the Frozen Faceoff semifinal and won the first three NCAA Tournament games by one … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Denver

Cisek named Miami assistant coach

With one month remaining until opening night, Miami has hired one of its former graduate assistants to fill its vacant coaching position. Zack Cisek took over as a RedHawks' assistant coach on Thursday, two weeks after Eric Rud accepted the head coaching job with Sioux Falls of the USHL. Cisek, 30, from Canton, Mich., has … Continue reading Cisek named Miami assistant coach

NCHC Snapshot: Colorado College

It seems like we say this every year, but Colorado College should be much more competitive in 2022-23. The good: Everyone that recorded 13 or more points for the Tigers last season is returning. The bad: Only seven skaters on last year's team even met that threshold. CC, which finished 50th in the NCAA in … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Colorado College

Sayler: End of NCHC, CCHA possible

Miami has played in two conferences during its 44-year existence in Division I: The CCHA and the NCHC. David Sayler (photo by Miami athletics). While each league is currently thriving, both may turn off their lights for good in the coming years due to the colossal changes in the NCAA overall, Miami athletic director David … Continue reading Sayler: End of NCHC, CCHA possible

Bergeron: Miami ‘not a 7-win program’

The hockey gods appeared to conspire against Miami from opening weekend last season. After battling bus issues on the way to Ferris State and winning Game 1, the RedHawks lost on an exceedingly-rare 3-on-4 overtime goal to a Bulldogs team that had not beaten a Division I opponent in 33 previous attempts, a span of … Continue reading Bergeron: Miami ‘not a 7-win program’

Notes: ASU trip in 2 years

Miami hockey is heading to the desert. The RedHawks will play a home-and-home series vs. Arizona State, with the road portion slated for November of 2024. The Sun Devils open their new rink, the $134 million Mountain America Community Iceplex, this fall. ASU will share the 5,000-seat venue with the NHL's Arizona Coyotes for the … Continue reading Notes: ASU trip in 2 years

No N.A. titles for Miami alums

Former RedHawks made significant postseason runs in their respective North American professional leagues, but no championships were won on this continent by Miami alumni this playoff year. Gordie Green (Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Newfoundland's Gordie Green came the closest, advancing to the ECHL's Kelly Cup Eastern Conference final, but his team lost to Florida, four games to … Continue reading No N.A. titles for Miami alums

Nine freshmen joining Miami this fall

Six forwards and three defensemen will join the Miami hockey team for the 2022-23 season, and unlike last season, all are freshmen. The RedHawks announced their signing class late this week and posted their 29-man roster on the team website, which consists of two goalies, 10 defensemen and 17 forwards. The lone fifth-year senior returning … Continue reading Nine freshmen joining Miami this fall

ProHawks: 3 MU alums thriving with CBJ

It's something you almost never see at the highest level of sports in the 21st century. Three players are fortunate enough to dress for their hometown team nightly, and even better, all are enjoying their best professional seasons as teammates. Sean Kuraly (photo by Cathy Lachmann). Oh yeah, and Columbus Blue Jackets forwards Sean Kuraly, … Continue reading ProHawks: 3 MU alums thriving with CBJ

Denver sweeps away Miami’s season

For the sixth straight season in which there has been an NCHC Tournament, Miami was knocked out in the first round. No. 3 Denver swept the best-of-3 series, beating the RedHawks, 5-1 at Magness Arena on Saturday and earning a trip to the Frozen Faceoff in St. Paul next weekend. Miami (7-27-2) fell to 1-11 … Continue reading Denver sweeps away Miami’s season

Miami finishes last in NCHC with loss

Miami is headed to Denver. For the second straight season, Miami finished last in the eight-team NCHC – by one point this time – and will face the Pioneers in a best-of-3 next weekend to open the conference tournament. Western Michigan blanked the RedHawks, 3-0 at Lawson Arena in the teams' final regular season game … Continue reading Miami finishes last in NCHC with loss